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WOTUS VETO

President Barack Obama has vetoed Senate Joint Resolution 22, disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) waters of the United States rule. Details at FarmWeekNow.com.

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ACTION REQUEST

It’s time to DROWN the WOTUS Rule. Urge your Congressman to vote for S.J.Res. 22 – a resolution disapproving the Waters of the U.S. The U.S. House is expected to vote on the resolution on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your… read more

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WOTUS UPDATE

Illinois FarmBureau President Richard Guebert Jr. asked Attorney General Lisa Madigan to join the legal fight to stop the “waters of the U.S.” rule. Meanwhile, the Senate Wednesday voted 53-44 to approve the GOP back-up measure to kill WOTUS – a ‘resolution of disapproval.’ Check out FarmWeekNow.com for the latest.

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WOTUS RULE

Senate Republicans are forcing a debate over the Obama administration’s Clean Water Act rule this week, while the House could debate raising truck weight limits, another priority for agriculture, as part of a long-term highway funding bill. Check out our Action Request on FarmWeekNow.com.

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IFB Action Request: WOTUS

Please call Sen. Kirk and Sen. Durbin and urge them to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule and force EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to go back to the drawing board.  Ask your senators to vote for S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act.  Please thank Sen. Kirk for cosponsoring S. 1140…. read more

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WOTUS BLOCKED

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati issued a nationwide stay on EPA’s WOTUS rules Friday. “A stay temporarily silences the whirlwind of confusion that springs from uncertainty about the requirements of the new rule,” the court said in its ruling. More at FarmWeekNow.com.

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#WOTUS UPDATE

A North Dakota federal judge has temporarily halted the Waters of the US rule in several states, but not in Illinois. The rule is now in effect here, EPA says. Check out Monday’s FarmWeek and FarmWeekNow.com for further details.

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FARMWEEK PREVIEW

Check out Monday’s FarmWeek for stories on how the new WOTUS rule may affect your farm, a pork price outlook with Steve Meyer, and an update on this week’s IAITC Golf Outing.

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WOTUS FOLLOW-UP

Agriculture groups and farm-state lawmakers reacted with sharp criticism Wednesday after the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers released the final rule redefining which waters of the U.S. can be regulated under the Clean Water Act. IFB’s Adam Nielsen outlined some actions you can take: Call the White House Comment Line at 202-456-1111 and… read more

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WOTUS RULE

EPA and the Corps of Engineers have unveiled their final rule on Waters of the U.S. It’s nearly 300 pages in length, and will take days to review its potential impacts.  Check out our coverage on FarmWeekNow.com.

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